Who makes the best IR thermometer gun ?

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I do not know about any other better recommendations, but you can Google it or check out Sears. I think the one I have is a Ratech, I have had it for a few years and it is fine.
 
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Not familiar with IR thermometer guns, but I'm a big Snap-On fan and I've never been disappointed with anything from them.
 
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You need to give a price range. I think you can get ones for $20 at Radio Shack and up to hundreds at other places. The better ones have a laser so you know what you are aiming the guy at.
 
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You say best then you are looking at a $54 gun. Do you mean best for around $50? I'd look at Raytek's offerings, they make great guns and are the manufacturer of Snap-on's guns.
 
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 Originally Posted By: The Critic
Not familiar with IR thermometer guns, but I'm a big Snap-On fan and I've never been disappointed with anything from them.
When did you start your Snap-On collection? Back in '93? ;\)
 
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Raytek is owned by Fluke and actually produces the more expensive Fluke guns. Dollar for dollar they are hard to beat, and are of good quality.
 
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I just snagged a Raytek ST60 XB pistol-grip IR thermometer a couple of weeks ago based on this excellent advice. Quite a bit less expensive than the Flukes- unfortunately, they may be phasing out the Raytek line (?) and if so I would suspect profit/greed. It is a great tool. THANK YOU BITOG FAMILY for the advice!!!!!
 
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Raytec or Fluke, either is # 1. The dropping of the Raytec name...is this a national problem now, created by GM ??? This, IMO, is not good. I have a HF which works OK and is less costly as well. And these heat thermometers have so may uses. I know which walls are insulated and which are not..
 
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I have a Raytek and love it. I purchased mine on Amazon. I have a coal stove and have been wanting to check temps on exterior of it for a while. This model works great and has a nice wide range of temps. I have the MT6: http://www.raytek.com/Raytek/en-r0/Produ...eld/Default.htm If you're looking to pick on up for occaisional use and don't want to spend that $$$$$, look on Harbor Freight at thier Cen-tec. It's cheaper and probably works just as well. My Raytek was manufactured in China (as most IR thermometers are). Just some more food for thought.
 
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